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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were asked about gun control Tuesday night — and used the opportunity to address the need for strong families and education, causing a survivor of the Aurora, Colo., massacre to criticize them for providing “no real answers.”

“The demands of 270,000 Americans for President Obama and Governor Romney to address gun violence broke through during tonight’s debate,” Stephen Barton said in a statement. “I am glad that a concerned citizen asked about guns — but sadly, there were no real answers. We are going to keep demanding a specific plan from both candidates to end gun violence.”

Barton, who has been working with the Michael Bloomberg-backed Mayors Against Illegal Guns, starred in a television ad before the first debate in Denver, Colo., asking the candidates to outline plans against gun violence.

Asked by an undecided voter about his administration’s failure to renew the assault weapons ban, Obama said he shared her “belief that weapons that were designed for soldiers in war theaters don’t belong on our streets,” but also praised the 2nd Amendment and called for a “comprehensive strategy” to prevent gun violence, including increased economic opportunity for young people.

Read more at Politico

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